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Messages - Xepher

Applications / Re: World Of Svae
January 11, 2012, 09:54:21 AM
Alright, you're in! You should have an email shortly with login information and instructions. Please read it, and let me know if you have any questions. Welcome Aboard!
Applications / Re: World Of Svae
January 09, 2012, 04:51:24 AM
I really like your artwork, even the "old" stuff is certainly good enough to qualify here. It looks like you've got a fair bit of it at DA too. Likewise, if those yukon websites are stuff you're familiar with maintaining, I'm sure you'll have no problem managing your own site here. And if you've managed a 100 pages before, then you obviously know what's involved in a long-term project. All in all, everything looks quite good!

Out of curiosity, I'd to know how you found Through another comic here, or something else?
Art / Re: Parallaxing Comics
December 21, 2011, 11:18:34 AM
I get that it may not have been easy in JavaScript and "pure web" until recently, but I remember playing "Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure" on my 386, and super mario world on the SNES. Both of those had the basic premise down. Have layers, and scroll them at different speeds. It's not exactly an intensive computation, especially if you're not having to interactively animate the layers as part of a game. I'm pretty sure shockwave/flash has been perfectly capable of this for nearly a decade, and I've been annoyed by raining javascript snowflakes and such on sites for many years now as well. I don't think it's been a technology problem, but just that no one has really seen the use-case for it I think. Regardless, it's doable now for sure... I just wish I could draw well enough to make a comic. :-P
Technical Support / Re: WinSCP is not updating my site
December 17, 2011, 08:04:28 AM
The file webpage.html shows it was uploaded yesterday, but the content IN that page seems to only mention October as the latest. Are you sure you're not uploading an old copy of the file by accident? That's the only thing I can think of.
Hosting Q&A / Re: Strange request for xepher
December 15, 2011, 11:20:26 AM
Yes, that's fine, I've always said that it's okay to use your space here for personal stuff on the side, so long as the primary focus it the content/site your application was accepted for. Also, moving this to the Hosting Q&A section, since that's where questions like this should be.
Art / Parallaxing Comics
December 15, 2011, 07:59:12 AM
So, I came across this new comic. Check out the scrolling effect, and especially check out page three, which integrates sound.

It's not the comic itself (and I'm not a big fan of the art style itself either) that impresses me, but the "new" format its in. Parallax is a big word meaning that things look different from different angles, and in motion between those angles, gives you the illusion of depth. It's so simple, yet adds just the right kind of depth to something like that. The first time I saw a magic newspaper in the harry potter movie,  I was enthralled. The pictures were moving, but yet it wasn't really video. It was some new thing in between, where subtle animation enhances an otherwise textual/still medium, instead of replacing it. So far the web has been sorely lacking in that. If you got to a news website, you either have static pictures, or a full video clip/report. Imagine how much cooler it would be if even just normal "still" pictures slightly moved. Granted, we don't exactly have cameras and such to easily do that yet for real life, but for a comic format, this is nearly the same thing, and I love it. Be sure to check out the what is this page at the top left corner. The guy who created it has some links to a tutorial on how its done, as well as released the source under the creative commons so other people can use it as well. I'm not a good enough artist to really do something cool with it, but maybe some of ya'll are.
General Chat / Squee!
November 30, 2011, 08:41:21 AM
Middleman + Doctor Who? I believe "Squee!" is the right word.

What nerdy things have ya'll found that make you go all fan-boy/girl?
Okay, that's pretty awesome. If I'm ever the boss with my own office somewhere, I'm gonna get a huge gold-leaf frame with something like that in it to hang behind my desk and intimidate the frak out of anyone I'm interviewing. :-)
Announcements / Re: Email and Spam Filtering
November 07, 2011, 09:17:34 AM
I looked through the logs for incoming mail, and it appears that only about 10 people total (including me) checked their mail here within the past month. I'll be sure to let ya'll know if/when I switch anything around though.
Announcements / Email and Spam Filtering
October 28, 2011, 05:50:17 AM
So, the spam filtering system I set up years ago just really doesn't seem to be cutting it for me lately. While I like the idea that it's trainable, too many "obvious spam" messages keep leaking through on my own accounts. I imagine some of ya'll might be having the same issues. I'm probably going to be looking into a new filter here soon, and that'll mean its going to lose whatever training has been done. I hope to find one that has a lot of good, built-in filters though, so training won't be as necessary. I still intend to maintain the "drag and drop" training that currently exists, it'll just be a different program actually filtering behind the scenes.

That said, how many of you actually use the email here regularly? Of those, how is the spam filter working or not working for you?
Hosting Q&A / Re: Domain allocation?
October 23, 2011, 10:21:42 PM
Actually, it does not appear that you have. They're still set to See here: none of the info is the same as
Hosting Q&A / Re: Domain allocation?
October 23, 2011, 04:07:11 AM
Done! Switch the nameservers and it should be ready to go.
Hosting Q&A / Re: HTML requirements?
October 12, 2011, 04:48:03 AM
Yeah, the previous apps are a good way to see what is expected. You can use whatever you want and upload the finished files, but nothing is provided to help you create pages on this end.
General Chat / Re: request
October 12, 2011, 04:46:38 AM
I believe you may be in the wrong place. is a website hosting service for comics and artists. You might want to look at the user directory to see if there was a particular artist you were trying to contact.
General Chat / Re: request
October 11, 2011, 06:37:37 AM
If you have a support or hosting related question, there are Hosting Q&A and Technical Support areas of the forums for that. If you need to contact me directly/personally, my email contact info is on the front page of itself (in the bottom left corner) and you can email my admin address as shown there.